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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman

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Welcome to the Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sheffield where the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham meets to offer Mass according to the Ordinariate Use. Everyone is welcome and all Catholics in communion with the Holy See are permitted to receive the Sacraments with us. These Masses are listed by referring to Dates for your diary opposite.

While we are certainly untraditional in our structure we are traditional in our forms of worship using the liturgical celebrations proper to the Anglican Tradition which have been approved by the Holy See, so as to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church.

We are in communion with the Universal Church because we believe that having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through the Church he established, is in accordance with the unity for which our Lord prayed. We discover the healing of Christ’s Church through our communion within the Catholic Church and it is our mission to continually call other Christians to begin that same healing and unity we have started to experience ourselves.



The next Mass at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spring Water Avenue, Hackenthorpe, will next take place after Easter. Please watch this space for date and time. We shall continue to go to the Phoenix Inn following Mass at Hackenthorpe. Everyone is welcome to join us.








Mass according to the Ordinariate Use is said in Saint Marie's Cathedral every Saturday at 10.30am. The Cathedral is on Norfolk Row.  From Saturday, 3rd February, Mass will return to Saint Joseph's Chapel which is to the right of the High Altar. Everyone is welcome.


Many thanks to everyone who responded to Mgr. Newton's appeal on the 13th January. We raised £50.00. Well done everyone.



A programme to train Altar Servers according to the Ordinariate Use will take place on appointed Friday's at 3pm following afternoon devotions at Saint Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield. If you are interested in joining please contact Father Stafford. Those who continue regular training according to the Ordinariate Use from 'The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite' and 'Ritual Notes' will be enrolled in the Guild of Saint Gregory and are qualified to serve the Ordinariate in the Cathedral Church of Saint Marie, Sheffield. At the moment we are having a recess from training after the successful Gregorian Mass on the 20th January. Training will resume again at 3pm on Friday, 2nd March in the Cathedral.



 On Saturday, 14th April at 10am the Schola Cantorum Gregoriana Sanctae Mariae  will sing Mass Setting VIII to the Ordinariate Use celebrated by Father David Stafford in Saint Marie's Cathedral. The Guild of Saint Gregory will be the servers and acolytes of the Mass. Everyone is welcome. 




We are in the process of planning an active spiritual and social life during the coming year.  In addition to the regular Masses at the Cathedral and Hackenthorpe we are looking into the possibility of singing Evensong according to the Customary. Psalms will be sung to Gregorian Tones arranged by John Stainer [Briggs and Frere] sung by the Schola Cantorum Gregoriana Santae Mariae. with the Office hymn taken from the English Hymnal. In October we intend to celebrate High Mass where the 'New Chamber Choir;' will sing the Mass setting. Those who have heard the New Chamber Choir will know how magnificent they are under the directorship of Paul Hudson.

In addition to the annual Garden Party in the Summer and the Strictly Party at Hackenthorpe in the Autumn  we intend to join our sister group in York for a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Margaret Clitheroe and also, given York's famous railway heritage, a day out on a steam train excursion in August.


Associate membership of the Ordinariate is now available for all Catholics in communion with the Holy See. Please see Father Stafford for further details.

If you are a member, or have been a member of the Church of England and wish to be in communion with the Holy See whilst at the same time maintaining you Anglican heritage please see Father Stafford for details


For further information of Masses and activities.


Fr David and Beryl  Stafford
Telephone:-: 01142 480993


 Monthly after Easter:-              Weekly each Saturday at:-

Our Lady of Lourdes                    St Marie's Cathedral                 
30 Spring Water Avenue              Norfolk Street
Sheffield                                        Sheffield
S12 4HJ                                        S1 2JB

Mass Times

Every Saturday at St Marie's Cathedral in St. Joseph's Chapel   at 10.30am..

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The Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

The Immaculata Children's Choir

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 The Ecumenical Choir

The Group receive the support from an Ecumenical Choir which is independent of the Ordinariate. The Choir sings traditional Mass settings and hymns from the English Hymnal..If you are interested in joining a choir that has a friendly social life please contact the Choir Master:-

Mr. Mike Robinson

Telephone:- 01709 301912

E-mail :-





      Mass offered according to the Ordinariate Use 
 Mass according to the Ordinariate Use every Saturday at 10.30am in St Marie's Cathedral.
14th April.  10am Missa Cantata with Gregorian Mass setting. [See below]

Our Lady of Lourdes
St Marie's Cathedral


      St Joseph's Chapel in St Marie's            Cathedral                    .
Mass according to the Ordinariate Use is said in      this Chapel every Saturday at 10.30am in Saint       Marie's Cathedral. Norfolk Row Sheffield.